Sun's Review of Toy Story 3
Toy Story 3(2010)
Went to see Toy Story 3 today in IMAX 3D. It was an early morning showing that was about half full. Lot's of people in attendance that didn't have childern with them showing that the movie has a broad appeal (not just a kids movie).
The movie starts out with immediate action...a runaway train full of orphans that Jessie and Woody need to stop. The movie doesn't let up from there.
The movie tells the story of Andy and the fate of his toys when he grows up and gets ready to go off to college. The toys are donated and sent to a daycare where things aren't what they appear to be.
The movie introduces many new toys that were fun to have on the screen. The Big Baby was particularly funny to me...that was a messed up looking doll and I can remember my sister having one that looked just like it. Chuckles The Clown was also lot's of fun...
The visuals in 3D IMAX are absolutely stunning. I can't believe how far 3D films have come over the last several years. The colors are crisp and clean and there is alot of detail to see in the backgrounds. I completely forgot that I was sitting in the theater with funny glasses on my face. The film was immersive and you didn't want it to end.
For parents with very small childern that might frighten easily, the runaway train scene and the scene where they are in the junkyard towards the end might be a bit frightening.
Also alot of good stuff going on for the parents that the kids might not catch. Barbie and Ken's interaction was a riot, especially when Ken was trying on clothes for Barbie. Also neat to see toys from your childhood on the screen in a film like this. Anyone else remember the toys that would actually spark when you pushed them around...they don't make them anymore...
Perfect movie for the summer. It will bring in family's and adult's without childern. Go see it in IMAX 3D if it is available. It is usually a bit more expensive but a movie like this is worth it.
Of course, the movie is setup perfectly for Toy Story 4 but if they keep making quality Toy Story sequels, I'm all for it.
So....9 out of 10 for me...Lot's of action, humor and touching moments...almost a perfect film. I would give it a 10 but I still have not found the "perfect" movie...Go see it!